Bare offers a simple and affordable cremation option without compromising on the level of service. Click below to see the price for your area.

At Bare Cremation, we understand that a traditional, expensive funeral doesn’t feel right for everyone when a loved one passes away. A basic cremation can be a more befitting farewell for someone who lived their life without pomp and grandeur, or who would simply prefer to spend their money on living, not dying.

Funeral trends are changing, with almost three quarters (73%) of Aussies saying they don’t want to be farewelled with a church or religious ceremony when the time comes, according to a recent study by Australian Seniors.

What is a basic cremation?

A basic cremation with Bare is a more straightforward and cost-effective alternative to a traditional funeral service, without compromising on the level of care your loved one deserves. It is generally the preferred funeral option for less-traditional families, who want to keep things simple.

Also known as direct cremation, our basic cremations are non-attended, without an accompanying formal funeral service. A private cremation with Bare means you’re paying a fraction of the price of a traditional funeral service because we remove the need to involve a funeral home.

Arranging a basic cremation also allows the freedom, flexibility and budget to customise a memorial separately, to match your loved one’s unique personality. To learn how, read our Ultimate Guide to Planning a Memorial, here.

These days, Australians don’t want churches, candles, wreaths, or overpriced sandwiches. So why are we forking out thousands on stuff we don’t need? With Bare cremation, you’re only paying for what’s needed including: transportation; the cremation; death certificate, registration and other paperwork; and the return of ashes to the family or Next of Kin.

Whether you are looking to plan a private cremation or a family-led memorial, we would be honoured to support you. There’s also the option of adding a memorial service to the arrangement. That’s where our dedicated celebrants can help arrange and conduct a memorial service separately from the cremation.

How much does a basic cremation cost?

In Australia, the average price of a traditional cremation is $7,420, according to Gathered Here. However, more elaborate funerals can cost upwards of $15,000. In contrast, *the national average of a basic cremation with Bare costs around $2,894 as of April 2023 (actual price differs depending on location).

Traditional funeral directors generally offer large service packages that include a list of add-ons like overpriced catering, expensive coffins and flowers, which can quickly bump up the price.

At Bare, we can help you arrange a respectful and dignified basic cremation that saves thousands of dollars compared with traditional funeral providers. To learn more about our basic cremation arrangements or to get a quote, click the button below, or give us a call on 1800 202 901.

What does a cremation include?

For the price, traditional funeral directors generally offer large service packages that encompass more than just the cremation. In addition to the attended funeral ceremony, the traditional cremation service packages usually include:

  • Embalming and dressing the deceased person;
  • The option for a viewing before the service, or an open or closed casket before the cremation;
  • A traditional funeral or memorial service, usually in a chapel or church; and
  • Additional services including a casket, flowers, hearse, catering, newspaper announcement, decorative urn, and other extras.

On the other hand, a basic cremation offers a more straightforward and cost-effective alternative to traditional funerals. A basic cremation with Bare provides the fundamentals of a cremation service including:

  • Complete care by our dedicated telephone-based funeral arrangers available 24/7;
  • Transportation and logistics;
  • A simple eco-friendly coffin;
  • Private cremation;
  • Death certificate, death registration and other paperwork; and
  • Return of ashes to the family or Next of Kin.

Bare by name, not by level of service

Just because a Bare cremation is a more affordable funeral option, it does not mean our level of service care is inferior. Quite the contrary.

At Bare, we focus on providing a dignified cremation service with a high level of dedication and compassion. From the moment we receive the first phone call or online inquiry until the ashes are returned, our dedicated team will connect with you or your family. And we’re there every step of the way.

Our nationwide network of reputable crematoria, local service providers and funeral industry professionals ensures a high standard of service.

The Bare Customer Care team is available 24/7 on 1800 071 176. Your support person will take some brief details, talk you through the process and answer any questions you have. From there, your dedicated funeral provider will start to arrange the collection and transportation of your loved one and process the required paperwork. With Bare, there are no extra fees for after-hours collection or customer care.

By taking care of the cremation, we empower families and friends to focus on holding a memorial that is as unique as the life it celebrates – whether that’s a backyard barbeque, a tree-planting ceremony or a Viking send-off.

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How to plan a basic cremation

Planning a private, unattended cremation with Bare can be done in just minutes, either online or over the phone, by calling 1800 071 176 (at-need), or 1800 202 901 for pre-paid service.

We also offer the option to plan ahead and prepay your own funeral, to save the stress on your family and friends later on.

Final thoughts

Prepaid cremations are growing in popularity because they relieve families of future financial burden and stress that usually comes with planning a funeral when a loved one has died. As the arrangement is fully paid, you can rest assured that your family won’t be financially burdened by the cost of the funeral, nor will they feel the pressure to arrange an extravagant and costly service. Prepaid cremations also allow you to lock in the price of the service at today’s cost, irrespective of when it is actually required.

There’s also the option to add a Bare Memorial service to your basic cremation. That’s where our celebrant team can help arrange and conduct a family-led memorial service, while we take care of the cremation process.

To learn more about our basic cremation arrangements or to get a quote, click the button below, or give us a call. To arrange an at-need or imminent cremation call 1800 071 176, or for a prepaid cremation call 1800 202 901.

*This is the national average price of a Bare pre-paid cremation, paid up-front correct as of April 2023. Please note that prices vary depending on location and instalment frequency and are subject to increase over time. However once a pre-paid plan is locked in, it will remain that price for the duration of the instalment plan. For an accurate quote and cost breakdown for your location, please visit our website.